The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a former Council Secretary in western province for money laundering involving K180, 000.
Reagan Kalumba, 33, of Plot 2024 in Kasama who is a former Council Secretary for Senanga District Council has been arrested for theft by public servant and money laundering contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
This is according to a press statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by DEC Deputy Public Relations Officer Mutale Chileshe.
It is alleged that Kalumba on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2015 and 31st March, 2016 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown with intent to defraud, did steal K180,000 Constituency Development Fund (CDF) for Senanga District Council by purporting that the funds were for paying contractors and suppliers for works and services rendered when in fact not.
Kalumba further engaged himself directly or indirectly into money laundering activities and acquired himself, among other properties, a motor vehicle which has since been seized.
Meanwhile in Eastern Province, the Commission has arrested two Lusaka residents for trafficking in cannabis.
Reuben Chilembo, 40, a Lusaka Businessman of House no. D42 in John Laing Compound has been arrested for trafficking in 215 Kg of loose cannabis contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Also arrested is Tobias Theo, 45, a small – scale farmer of Mutendere Compound for trafficking in 465 Kg of loose cannabis concealed in five polythene bags contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
The contraband which was seized from the two suspects is believed to have been sourced from Zimba area in Malawi and was destined for Chibolya Compound in Lusaka.
All the suspects will appear in court soon